Category talk:World Health Organization COVID-19 disinformation infographics

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any hope someone could turn these into SVGs? Teemeah (talk) 15:12, 22 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WHO Infographics are outdated and contradict other public health agencies[edit]

I don't believe many of these infographics should be used on Wikipedia as they are outdated and contradict advice from other public health authorities.

The WHO advice in these infographics does not mention mask wearing in nearly all of the advice on avoiding infection.This is not surprising, as the WHO only started to advise that mask-wearing could be useful for the general public in early June 2020. Many of the infographics released under CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO are dated before that change. In contrast the US's CDC [1] and the EU's ECDC [2] both recommend masks in public areas.

All of the WHO infographics that mention physical distancing recommend 1 meter of distance. The US's CDC recommends [3] six feet of physical distancing, and the EU's ECDC recommends [4] from 1 to 2 meters distance. Carl Henderson (talk) 22:46, 23 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Warning : some of these infographics can be construed as disinformation[edit]

Wikimedia needs to thread around very carefully when it comes to collaborating directly with political bodies such as the WHO and enhancing diffusion of their content. Especially when such bodies themselves engage in what is potentially disinformation:

Keep it as it is[edit]

To Fa and Carl etc.: They are fine as they are. It is important to keep it, with datestamps, also as a (minor) historical record, with such a note. No censorship.

Wikipedia (and Commons) is wrong, so we just slap such a caveat.

Zezen (talk) 13:26, 14 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]